Evolution of Green Plants Lab

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| 17 Jan || Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours  ||  
 
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| 24 Jan || Tree thinking exercise. {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab1.treethinking.quizes.pdf}} Character sources. This exercise is to be done in class.        || <B>Assignment 1</B> (10 points): 1 page critique of Bopp and Capesius to be handed in next week:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/capesius.bopp.pdf}}
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Some guidelines for this assignment :{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/B%26CCritique.guidelines.2010.pdf}}
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| 31 Jan || Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing. Prasinophytes, Ulvophytes, Trebouxiophytes, Chlorophytes. {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/GreenAlgaeLab.2-3.2010.pdf}} || <B>Assignment 1</B> due today.
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| 07 Feb || Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Land plant lineage  ||  
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| 14 Feb || Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/LewisMcCourt2004.pdf}} LewisMcCourt2004.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Cook2004Cytokinesis.pdf}} Cook2004Cytokinesis.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Turmel.mesostigma.pdf}} Turmel.mesostigma.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Zuccarelloetal2009.pdf}} Zuccarelloetal2009.pdf
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http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122595577/suppinfo
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|| <B>Assignment</B> on discussion papers DUE (10pts) {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab5.guidelines.pdf}} Lab5.guidelines.pdf
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-Participation in discussion-
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'''Answers (10 points)''' to questions about the morphology and life cycles of green algae
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| 21 Feb || Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts): '''handout to be given in lab. '''                    ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Laboratory5.pdf}} Laboratory5.pdf
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| 28 Feb || Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts) ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Laboratory6.pdf}} Laboratory6.pdf
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| 06 Mar || Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny .
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'''An overview book chapter provided in class should be read by all students.'''
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Kato%26Akiyama.pdf}} Kato&Akiyama.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Ligroneetal2008.pdf}} Ligroneetal2008.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/duckett.etal.2009.newphytologist2.pdf}} duckett.etal.2009.newphytologist2.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab%20%E2%80%93%20Evolution%20of%20bryophytes.pdf}} Discussion guidelines
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A handout with guidelines  and grading schemes will be provided soon.
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'''Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of bryophytes DUE (10pts)'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/land%20plant%20sporophyte%20summary.pdf}} Kato.Akiyama.summary
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/031610%20sphagnum%20summary.pdf}} Duckett.etal.summary
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/ligninsummary.pdf}} Ligronet.etal.summary
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| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                                                       ||
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| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                   ||
 
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| 20 Mar || Seedless vascular plant morphology and life cycles|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedlesvascularplants.pdf}} Lab7.Seedlesvascularplants.pdf
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| 27 Mar || Vascular plant anatomy ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedplants_Anatomy.pdf}} LAB 11 Anatomy of seed plants.
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Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE (10pts)
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| 03 Apr || Vascular plant fossils || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Fossillab.LAB12.pdf}} Fossillab
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| 10 Apr || Vascular plant fossils Part 2 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Fossillab.LAB12.pdf}} Fossillab
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| 17 Apr || Discussion of Papers on vascular plant phylogeny and evolution
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Wangetal.2010.newphytologist.pdf}} Wangetal.2010.newphytologist
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/CarmichaelFriedman1996.amjbotany.pdf}} CarmichaelFriedman1996.amjbotany
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Krings.etal.2009.reviewpalaepalino.pdf}} Krings.etal.2009.reviewpalaepalino
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'''Assignment''' on discussion papers DUE (10pts)
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lastdiscussion.April20.pdf}} Guidelines for discussion
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Revision as of 12:46, 17 January 2012

Scanning electron micrograph of Equisetum sperm cells. Image by K. S. Renzaglia (http://www.science.siu.edu/landplants/Sphenophyta/sphenophyta.html).


EEB 3221 (1 cr)

EEB 5221 (1 cr)

Spring 2012

Lab meetings: T 2-5 PM in TLS 181
Labs begin the first week of class.
A lab syllabus will be distributed in the first lab session.

Contents

Contact Information

Rachel Rock-Blake, Lab Instructor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
office: Biology/Pharmacy Building 4th floor 405
voice: +1 860-486-4027
email: r.rockblake@uconn.edu

Office hours: Wednesday 2-3, BIOPHARM 405 or feel free to email in advance


Assignments

All assignments should be turned in during lab on the date due. Unless there is prior arrangement, assignments turned in late will lose 10% of their point value for each day late, to a maximum of 50%. Keep all of your returned assignments, and copies/computer files. If there are questions about your grade you will need these documents. No Reports or Assignments will be accepted via Email. Only paper copies will be accepted.

Points

Lab points: 100 points total

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Assignment 5

Assignment 6

Assignment 7


Attendance

You are required to attend all labs. If you will be missing a lab for any reason contact me as soon as possible. Note: missing more than 3 labs will result in a failure for the course.

General Rules for Laboratory

No food or drink in the laboratory No open-toed shoes (Sandals and Flip-flops are not appropriate to wear to lab) No Ringing or Vibrating or Texting Cellular Phones

Schedule, Spring 2012

Date Topic Assignments
17 Jan Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours
24 Jan
31 Jan
07 Feb
14 Feb
21 Feb
28 Feb
06 Mar
13 Mar SPRING BREAK
20 Mar
27 Mar
03 Apr
10 Apr
17 Apr
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